When I was growing up, my family moved to a new city every couple of years. Almost always being the new girl in school meant that my books, and the characters within them, were my most treasured and constant friends. During my teenage years, I…

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A few years ago, I worked with a client, Jess, who was keen to start a side-project making her own blends of herbal teas. At the time, Jess was in a demanding full-time role, leading three people and working long hours. Before she took on…

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At the end of last year, my good friend Liz sent me a note about an alternative goal setting option she thought I might like. It’s called 100 things . The idea is to write down everything you’d love to achieve over the next few years…

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Have you ever noticed that some of the most clever, creative women are the ones we don’t see enough of? In business, they often hold themselves back from self-promotion and they’re too humble to tell you how good they are for fear of overstating it….

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Every creative person I’ve ever worked with has told me they experience days filled with self-doubt. Ironically, it’s often the people with exceptional talent who are afflicted most. When you’re going through a patch of creative doubt, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone,…

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Clients sometimes come to me with a clear vision of the business they want to start but many others are unclear. Consider the following questions when choosing the kind of business you want to start. 1. Why do you want to start your business? It’s…

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A couple of weeks ago we held our first Creative Startup event at The Hub in Melbourne. I invited four creative business owners to join me to tell their stories about what has worked for them, what hasn’t and the tips they’d give to anyone starting…

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